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Garden City DMV Office

People typically spend 15 min to 60 min here. The best time to go is at 7:00 am on Friday.
Based on 5 votes

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
400 Oak Street
Garden City, NY 11530
United States

7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wait Time: N/A
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Garden City DMV Location & Hours

Office location
400 Oak Street
Garden City, 11530
Sun Closed
Mon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat Closed

Garden City DMV Wait Times - Best Time to go

Garden City DMV is most busy around 12:00 pm on Thursday. Visitors are typically here 15 min to 60 min. It's least busy at 7:00 am on Friday.

Garden City DMV Office Services

  • NY DMV offices handle all transactions

Garden City DMV Office Notes

NOT given at this location

they are given at the Massapequa location.

Additional Office Services & Hours

CDL test
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am-1:00 pm

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Garden City New York DMV Reviews and Tips

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If you're going to this location, please make an appointment. The first time I tried to do a walk-in, the line was literally out the door and around the block, and this was pre-covid. Luckily, you make your appointments online and they reserve the Saturdays specifically just for appointments (not sure if it's just a temporary thing).

When I arrived on the day on my appointment, it was still somewhat packed, but not as ridiculous as my first failed visit. Although full, the staff there worked diligently to move the customers quickly. I was there for a license renewal and got it done fairly quickly. The staff was knowledgeable and worked efficiently, and although I spent around 40 minutes there (mostly from waiting), I was at the service counter for maybe 10 minutes or less.

The location is easy to find as it intersects off a main road and has ample parking. The inside was also fairly clean. All in all, I would return to this DMV for my motor vehicle needs but definitely not without an appointment.
5:00 pm, Sep 11
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The location was clean and the staff was friendlier than most DMVs I have been to. I had a very simple issue with my previous license and the appointment was scheduled ahead of time online. I did have to wait a little bit but I understood due to the pandemic we're experiencing. My issue was solved within 15 minutes. Pretty good service, especially for a DMV.
4:00 pm, Mar 11
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I had a mid afternoon appointment. Luckily the weather was mild as you have to wait outside until they are ready for your number. The security guard that is at the door is very friendly, helpful and helpful. While I was chit chatting with him, he told me that the best times to visit DMV are the mid afternoons as the wait times are least. Once it is your appointment time, the security guard will check it against his list of appointments and will let you into the building. You then have to go to the main counter to check-in. At that point you are given a number just like they always do and you can sit and wait until your number is called. For the moment I was given my number, I waited about 20 minutes before I was called. All DMV staff were very friendly and efficient. The DMV office is following your typical COVID procedure.

5:00 pm, Mar 18
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The DMV is located in a very populated area with other buildings and establishments nearby. The parking situation is very stressful as there were not a lot of parking spots. It would probably help to have someone drop you off instead of going yourself and trying to find parking. Try to make an appointment beforehand if possible.
5:00 pm, Mar 31
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excellent attention
1:36 am, May 14

Questions and Answers

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DMV Customer
Apr 12
My wife was registered owner of our passenger sedan and died before she was able to renew her registration. I am her husband and under the terms of her will entitled to ownership. Can I submit documentation needed for transfer to my name by mail, and what must it include? . I have and can sign and complete the DMV green form "Vehicle Registration/Title Application, but I see that is for change of registration which is in effect, and the registration lapsed during her terminal illness before she could renew. I can supply certificate of title in her name and proof of insurance in both her names, and a copy of the will giving tangible property a term that incudes the car, to me, her husband.Please advise on the above and explain how to get the registration in effect despite its prior expiration and transferred to my name.

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